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Comments on news posted 2013-02-06 08:32:23: When most people talk about Google's Kansas City deployment, they don't realize that Google is deploying to both Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. ..



mob
On the next level..
Premium
join:2000-10-07

My friends

All my friends that can get the service have signed up, on the Missouri side.



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2

Zzz

A whole 2 cities, what an accomplishment for a 250 Billion dollar company.


axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC

More than Verizon has done in the last year.


Network Guy
Premium
join:2000-08-25
New York
kudos:2
reply to ITALIAN926

This cherry picking is no different than what Verizon did with FiOS before they stopped deploying.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to ITALIAN926

Its also a company that hasn't done anything like this before.


Seeley

join:2009-01-31
Eatontown, NJ

Sweet!

That's great! I can't wait until Google Fiber expands to the east coast! Free us from Comcast!! Please!



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to axus

Re: Zzz

Youre kidding right? Who do you think has passed more houses in the last year, Verizon or Google? Verizon is STILL passing tons of houses PER DAY with fiber in order to fulfill their TV franchise agreements.



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to Network Guy

They have not stopped "deploying" they are still building out.


decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1

I wish em

All I can say is that I wish em well.. Their presence will definitely not hurt us the consumer for sure.. What will be heart breaking is when they sell to att or verizon in the future though....


talz13

join:2006-03-15
Avon, OH
reply to ITALIAN926

Re: Zzz

Where?


cooperaaaron

join:2004-04-10
Joliet, IL
reply to decifal

Re: I wish em

What makes you think that Google will sell ? I think Google will build it up like a brand, and deploy to other areas across the country. They know trying to go nationwide will cost, but they will find a way, as they always have...



jnffarrell1

@comcast.net
reply to ITALIAN926

Re: Cherry Picking

By stirring up local civic organizations to break the last mile monopoly, Google showed that Gbit/sec fiber is a local issue that is solvable by local means.

If two high rise luxury apartments anywhere mobilize the clout of their owners Association, they can get Gbits/sec to every one of their home-offices.

Let's not make a federal case out of MDs wanting MRIs shipped to them as needed or when needed. It's not about cherry picking its about not letting ATT lobbyists get their cotton pickin' hands in my business.


StubbyinKCMO

join:2008-11-15
Kansas City, MO

Hurry Up Dangit!

Living here in Riverside, just north of the river from Kansas City KS, really sucks that we MAY have to wait until the end of this year to even apply for it. For a lousy 2 miles it seems like an eternity for the buildout.

Time Warner bumped our speeds up to TRY to compare, but really. Is there ANY comparison? We get 20MB/sec down and 1MB/sec up now. Woohoo ~sarcasm

And we pay $120 per month for Cable and Internet now, so Google offers the same but higher speed internet. Hard decision isnt it?


TechnoGeek

join:2013-01-07
reply to talz13

Re: Zzz

Excellent question.

Care to answer Italian? Or do you just prefer Google bashing without facts.



Crucifixion

@comcast.net
reply to StubbyinKCMO

Re: Hurry Up Dangit!

Such a big difference. I could only imagine what it would be like to have Google Fiber. Same here in Utah. My dad pays out the butt for this shit comcast service when google has the same price what we get but Google's is much better for the money... My internet sucks here



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to TechnoGeek

Re: Zzz

They have like a hundred franchise agreements to fullfill all around the country, including NYC, that is STILL considered deploying, is it not? Last month Verizon ran fiber by my brothers house.


decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1
reply to cooperaaaron

Re: I wish em

said by cooperaaaron:

What makes you think that Google will sell ? I think Google will build it up like a brand, and deploy to other areas across the country. They know trying to go nationwide will cost, but they will find a way, as they always have...

I just don't think once they got it up and running they will keep it.. They may not even go nationwide... Specially if the shareholders start complaining about it... If the company stopped publicly trading i'd hold more hope... But time after time, its always that damn bottom dollar crap


tiger72
SexaT duorP
Premium
join:2001-03-28
Saint Louis, MO
kudos:1
reply to StubbyinKCMO

Re: Hurry Up Dangit!

doesn't riverside and KC North already have their own fiber network?


djnrg787

join:2009-06-10
Saint Louis, MO

How about me

How about St louis we have a piss poor selection of providers and they all suck.


elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to ITALIAN926

Re: Zzz

Verizon passed my house 3 years ago, and I signed up. So now I pay about $120 for 2-play and 25/25 and only a cablecard. A decent deal nonetheless.

I would drop them in an instant if I could get GOOGs slick DVR a free Nexus 7, and 1GB symmetrical for the same price though and I'm sure I'm not alone. However I think Google can easily go into cities passed over by Verizon (like my own Buffalo) and keep TW in check. TBH I don't know if they could actually turn a profit unless they nabbed a lot of the businesses.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy w/ my service--but value compared to what GOOG is offering doesn't come close.

A matter of fact in the last few weeks FIOS is staring to feel like good ol' Time Warner and I am starting to see slowdowns in streaming (Amazon/Netflix) sucking wind at night. I haven't been able to stream Netflix error free in the last 4 nights and that NEVER happened before.

This brings me back to the conversation I had w/ a Verizon rep a month ago when she said my line was "dedicated" and I laughed. I tried to explain to her how the PON technology worked and splicing, but that seemed to be too much technical mumbo jumbo for her to handle.

I also know it's not netflix, because on my same Ipad I switched off wifi (FIOS) and went onto Verizon LTE and voila no problems. And no it isn't wifi, because it sucks wind on my xbox too. Comically enough (or not) LTE is clear sailing


AlfredNewman

join:2010-03-25
Columbus, OH
reply to ITALIAN926

There have been several articles by Karl stating Verizon had stopped deploying FIOS in addition areas, here is another article stating the samething - »www.niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm···ndid=631 -



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

They are STILL running fiber, and installing new FiOS HUBS. This qualifies as new FiOS DEPLOYMENT. Would it be nice if they expand to NEW towns/cities? Of course. Im simply saying they DID NOT HALT ALL DEPLOYMENT, and saying that they stopped, is a flat-out lie.



elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO
reply to djnrg787

Re: How about me

they should come down here to Springfield and stomp ATT and Mediacom
with 3 major colleges in town and most every thing on poles they would pick up a lot of subs and it would be cheap to run the fiber


djnrg787

join:2009-06-10
Saint Louis, MO

Agreed i know a few people going to MO state lol


StubbyinKCMO

join:2008-11-15
Kansas City, MO
reply to tiger72

Re: Hurry Up Dangit!

North Kansas City has Link or something like that. But since NKC is only 3 square miles...its easy for them to have it. Courtesy of the Harrahs Casino that gives them 6 million a month in revenue or some crazy high number like that. Used to work there back in 1995, so it may have changed since.



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to elefante72

Re: Zzz

said by elefante72:

Verizon passed my house 3 years ago, and I signed up. So now I pay about $120 for 2-play and 25/25 and only a cablecard. A decent deal nonetheless.

I would drop them in an instant if I could get GOOGs slick DVR a free Nexus 7, and 1GB symmetrical for the same price though and I'm sure I'm not alone. However I think Google can easily go into cities passed over by Verizon (like my own Buffalo) and keep TW in check. TBH I don't know if they could actually turn a profit unless they nabbed a lot of the businesses.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy w/ my service--but value compared to what GOOG is offering doesn't come close.

A matter of fact in the last few weeks FIOS is staring to feel like good ol' Time Warner and I am starting to see slowdowns in streaming (Amazon/Netflix) sucking wind at night. I haven't been able to stream Netflix error free in the last 4 nights and that NEVER happened before.

This brings me back to the conversation I had w/ a Verizon rep a month ago when she said my line was "dedicated" and I laughed. I tried to explain to her how the PON technology worked and splicing, but that seemed to be too much technical mumbo jumbo for her to handle.

I also know it's not netflix, because on my same Ipad I switched off wifi (FIOS) and went onto Verizon LTE and voila no problems. And no it isn't wifi, because it sucks wind on my xbox too. Comically enough (or not) LTE is clear sailing

Why are you assuming the Netflix slowdown was because of FiOS?


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to elefante72

said by elefante72:

Verizon passed my house 3 years ago, and I signed up. So now I pay about $120 for 2-play and 25/25 and only a cablecard. A decent deal nonetheless.

I would drop them in an instant if I could get GOOGs slick DVR a free Nexus 7, and 1GB symmetrical for the same price though and I'm sure I'm not alone. However I think Google can easily go into cities passed over by Verizon (like my own Buffalo) and keep TW in check. TBH I don't know if they could actually turn a profit unless they nabbed a lot of the businesses.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy w/ my service--but value compared to what GOOG is offering doesn't come close.

A matter of fact in the last few weeks FIOS is staring to feel like good ol' Time Warner and I am starting to see slowdowns in streaming (Amazon/Netflix) sucking wind at night. I haven't been able to stream Netflix error free in the last 4 nights and that NEVER happened before.

This brings me back to the conversation I had w/ a Verizon rep a month ago when she said my line was "dedicated" and I laughed. I tried to explain to her how the PON technology worked and splicing, but that seemed to be too much technical mumbo jumbo for her to handle.

I also know it's not netflix, because on my same Ipad I switched off wifi (FIOS) and went onto Verizon LTE and voila no problems. And no it isn't wifi, because it sucks wind on my xbox too. Comically enough (or not) LTE is clear sailing

Why are you assuming the Netflix slowdown was because of FiOS?

KCUREng

join:2013-03-20

Google Fiber availibility

I live in Kansas City, MO but cannot get Google Fiber!!
My Zip Code is 64133